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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH SEPTEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Friday 8th September, 2017.

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By Kayode Tokede, LagosThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed that currency in circulation appreciated to N1.86 trillion in August 2017, a 5.6 per cent increase over N1.76 trillion in July.The N1.86 trillion currency in circulation is the third lowest, after N1.76 trillion in July and N1.87 trillion in June as the apex bank continued to mop up excess liquidity in a bid to reduce money supply in the nations economy.The currency in circulation, which is the physical money used for transac 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By CHIMA AKWAJA, LagosThe Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has said the telecoms sector contributed N1.549 trillion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2017, representing 6.68 per cent increase from the first quarter of the year (N1.452 trillion).Speaking while receiving the Chairperson of Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) Madam Angelique Weeks, who paid him a courtesy visit yesterday in Abuja, Dan 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By ANDREW ESSIEN, AbujaAll Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain and the partys 2015 Senatorial candidate in Bayelsa state, Hon. Preye Aganaba, has said that his party has no alternative to the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari should he decide to contest in the 2019 general elections.Aganaba also chided the Minister for Women Affairs, Aisha Alahasan, for expressing her loyalty to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, in reports which was credited to her, adding that it was very unfair to 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By Ejike Ejike, AbujaThe National Emergency Management Agency has called for the immediate evacuation of residents of Sarkin Noma, Ganaja in Lokoja LGA and Igala mela LGA of Kogi State, among others after receiving a distress call of eminent flood in these areas.According to the spokesperson of the agency, Sani Datti, the agency has immediately established contact with the state Commissioner for Environment, State Emergency Management Agency and other relevant stakeholders while a team from the 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By FESTUS OKOROMADU,The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it is has held useful discourses with its upstream joint venture partner, ExxonMobil, to expand existing operational portfolio in the country with a view to increasing crude oil production and gas for power generation.Consequently, ExxonMobil has hinted that it is set to increase its JV budget for 2018 operations.A statement issued by the Corporations spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu, said the joint venture with ExxonMobil, wh 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By ABAH ADAH, AbujaTotal loss to Nigeria from corruption in the electricity sector in 16 years of democratic experience has been put at over N11 trillion.This was contained in a research report titled: From Darkness to Darkness: How Nigerians are Paying the Price for Corruption in the Electricity Sector published by an NGO known as Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project (SERAP) in August, 2017 and presented to journalists at an ongoing 3-days training on electricity investigative report 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
In this piece, Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel examines the prospects of the proposal to grant local government system autonomy in the state Houses of Assembly.Following the adoption of proposals by the National Assembly in the ongoing constitution review and onward transmission to state Houses of Assembly, Nigerians are watching the body language of state legislators on some of the proposals which have remained contentious over the years. One of such is local government autonomy, which, until date, has 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
In his first response to the deafening clamour for the restructuring of the countrys federalism, President Muhammadu Buhari, passed the buck on discussions to the National Assembly and the National Council of State. ADEBIYI ADEDAPO captures reactions to the presidents position.President Muhammadu Buhari, in a nationwide broadcast following his return from a 103-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom, disclosed that the National Assembly and the National Council of States are the legitimate a 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By Ejike Ejike, AbujaThe Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embrace collective bargaining as there was no way progress would be made without quality education.Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President said this at a conciliation meeting with Executive of ASUU, officials of the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders on Thursday in Abuja.It is a very important issue that ought to drive the process of our development because 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, AbujaMinister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Alhassan has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be naive to sack her from cabinet on account of her resolve not to support his 2019 presidential ambition.LEADERSHIP recalls that the minister had said in a BBC Hausa service interview published on Wednesday that she would resign from cabinet if Buhari decided to run the next presidential election.The Taraba-born politician has since come under he 
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